This Memorial Day weekend, many family and friends will be getting together
for barbeques and pool parties to officially kick off the summer. Although
Memorial Day weekend is regarded as the start of summer by most, law enforcement
sees the holiday weekend as one with a high volume of DUI-related arrests
and accidents. No one wants to find themselves facing a DUI charge, which
is why it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure not only
your safety, but the safety of those around you.
If you’re heading to a pool party, go through this mental checklist:
sunscreen, towel, bathing suit, and designated driver. Find someone in
your friend group who either isn’t a drinker, or is willing to stay
sober for the night to drive you home. Many people are under the assumption
that asking someone to be their DD is an inconvenient burden, but most
friends would rather skip drinking for a night than see you behind bars.
Pull an Overnighter
If possible, arrange that you spend the night at whoever’s house
you’re going to. Should you drink too much alcohol, you can stay
the night, sleep it off, and wake up sober enough to get home safely the
next morning. Driving late at night is never a good idea – in addition
to intoxication, fatigue can also pose a potentially risky and dangerous
Using a service such as Uber or Lyft can be extremely beneficial, especially
on holiday weekends. Ride-sharing is a perfect way to get home safely
after a day of drinking. Some people will avoid using these services and
drive themselves home in an effort to save time and a few bucks, but you
don’t want to take that risk. Waiting an extra 30 minutes or paying
surge charges is a small price for avoiding a DUI arrest.
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, you should not hesitate to contact
Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law to get the defense you need. Our Miami
DUI defense attorneys have nearly 75 years of combined experience and
are more than capable to handle your case.
We’re available 24/7. Call (305) 290-1884 or contact us online to
free case evaluation.